Synopses & Reviews
A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come.
Based on Dominican folklore, this enchanting and imaginative story revolves around the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater dwellers whose feet are attached backwards so that humans cannot follow their footprints. A female ciguapas makes friends with a boy on land and learns that humans can be kind.
About the Author
Julia Alvarez is the award-winning author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, and íYo!
Fabian Negrin has illustrated Dora's Box and The Selfish Giant for Knopf.